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 Post subject: Vitus FCK9
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:52 pm 
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In some topics that I've posted and updated I already mentioned the purchase of the Vitus FCK9 chassis for hanging the Mavic Zap groupset I have on. I went outside for some pics and here it is :) --->

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"FCK9". In the top right corner of the pic you see where the brake cable leaves.

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With the setscrew you fixate the post.

The frame is not very heavy. 1300gr for frame they say and I tend to believe that.

The 'FCK' in 'FCK9' stands for Fibre Carbon Kevlar. The '9' for 9 composite tubes: Three in main triangle, two chainstays and four for seatstays.

I think the FCK9 was carried from late 80s to late 90s (correct?). Given the graphics I would think my frame is from early 90s.


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That will be extremely special with the Zap on it. Is the frame NOS?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:11 pm 
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No, it is used but very tidy. The frame came without fork, but with original post. The seller also happened to sell a mint 979 frameset in 1cm smaller size but with relatively long steerer fork. I decided for buying that one too and it donated its fork.

I had more pleasant surprises at the seller's place: I had been looking for a matching fork for my Vitus CL1 MTB frame for years. He had one useless laying around, not knowing what it is. I found the needle in the haystack.


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Looks a fresh frame... Will be very special with the zap kit on.

Im building a carbon/alu Alan at the minute, so loving the composite look! 8)


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Alan Carbonio - nice too! I am a steel fan, but I sure have a weak spot for sweet bonded bikes. Last summer I did many rides on an Alan Super Record. I am looking forward to how the Vitus compares with the Alan. Of course I'll have to keep in mind about 10 years seperates them.


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Is the 979 fork you're using threadless?


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Nope. Threaded.


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It must be because I was looking at the pictures on my netbook screen instead of my external monitor. I thought it would be odd for it to be threadless.


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And way cool frame, looking forward to seeing it finished up! 8)


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Your going for an "all French" build I take it? Mavic, Stronglight, Michelin etc.


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